Thursday, October 24, 2013

Crossroads Blog Tour Day 5: Author Dorothy Dreyer

You wake up to find yourself locked in an abandoned warehouse and have no idea why there’s blood on all over you…then you hear something move behind you. What happened?

I wipe my slick fingers on my jeans as I stand up, adjusting my eyes to the darkness. Slowly, things start to take shape. How did I end up in this warehouse? I rub the bump on my head and try to clear the dizziness.

Then I remember.

I ran in here to escape. That … thing is coming after me. It’s already scraped its long, sharp, yellowing claws through my skin, making my arms and back bleed while I fought it off. I only barely managed to escape its grip and lock myself in this warehouse, finding a wooden loft to hide in, before I passed out.

How much time has passed? Is the creature gone? Has it continued to search for me elsewhere, or is it lurking about outside, waiting for me to emerge?

I reach for the metal railing of the loft, the wooden floorboard beneath me groaning in protest to the shift. I can’t see a thing. It must still be dark outside.

I rub my eyes and hear a scratching noise. But wait—that doesn’t make sense. I spin on my heels and survey the darkness behind me, squinting into the black abyss as I try to make out a shape, a silhouette, anything.

I hold my breath, but can’t stop the loud pounding in my chest.

With shaking hands, I reach out in front of me, then take a step back. The floorboard beneath me cracks, breaks, splinters apart and makes me lose my balance. The scream is lost in my throat as I plunge to the warehouse floor below. The impact shudders through me, the pain like knives stabbing every muscle and bone in my body.

My head spins, my vision doubles. And I just barely make out the eyes looking down at me and the low, rumbling growl as I lose consciousness.

About the Tour
Each day of The Crossroads Blog Tour, a new research question will be revealed on The Crossroad Blog Tour main page and each day the answer to that question will be found within one of the different blog posts by Crossroads Tour authors. Your job is to get the question, read the blog posts, and collect all answers by the end of the tour.

A Grand Prize of a FREE Kindle, pre-loaded with ebook titles from as many of this years participating authors as possible (some are debut authors and their title may not yet be released) will be drawn using the Rafflecopter entry system and is open TO EVERYONE.
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